Readers are commenting on ubuntu's intrepid look and feel

jmak jozmak at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 10:43:04 UTC 2008


On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 4:48 AM, Jelle de Jong
<jelledejong at powercraft.nl> wrote:
> jmak wrote:
>> The look and feel of Ubuntu Intrepid invoked very strong opinions
>> among digg.com (http://digg.com/linux_unix/Ubuntu_8_10_Intrepid_Ibex_Alpha_1_Screenshots)
>> readership. Here are some of them.
>> ------
>>
>> "What a hideous theme, what really, really worries me is that they
>> even remotely considered something like this let alone made it
>> available.
>>
>> Whoever designed it should be shot."
>>
>> ---------
>>
>> "I have to agree."
>>
>> ----
>>
>> "While I hope nobody will be *shot*, I have to agree that this theme is poor.
>> It's unappealing to look at, looks worse when apps are running in it
>> (OpenOffice is hideous) and its colour scheme is particularly ugly."
>>
>> -----
>>
>> WTF ..Is this for real ??
>>
>> ------
>>
>> "The theme literally looks like ***** was smeared all over the
>> monitor. Not that I could do any better, but this theme gives me a
>> feeling less like "human" and more like "sewer"."
>>
>> -------
>>
>> "Ugg...I thought the color scheme was supposed to include BLACK. Not
>> ugly mud-crap-brown..."
>>
>> -----
>> "The theme is not what I was expecting... I was hoping for something a
>> little less... dark brown, like the color of my *****."
>>
>> ------
>> "Video Conferencing with Nelson Mandela on Ubuntu?"
>>
>> -----
>>
>> Up until sunday night, not a single positve comment. Amazing.
>>
>> jmak
>>
>

>  let users vote and comment on the best
> layout, and if the majority accepts the new looks and feels,
>

As a general rule, users should be never allowed to vote, even if they
are right. This case demonstrates that look and feel should be given
more priority.

jmak




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